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Dec 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
. obama will travel to the memorial services next weekend. they will be on board air force 1, riding with them some former residents of the white house, president george w. bush and mrs. bush. >>> another former president is remembering mandela today. president bill clinton, who talked with the anchor of this week, co-anchor of good morning america, george stephanopoulos. >> he once told me that he lived on hatred, when he went into prison. he said after 11 years he realized that they had taken about everything they could take from him except his mind and heart. he said, i realized that those are things you have to give away, and i decided not to give them away. >> mahatma gandhi, abe lincoln, george washington. he belongs in that group. >> he does. you know, in my lifetime, gandhi and mandela, in no small measure, because of their willingness to give up the comforts of ordinary life, they symbolize the world we'd all like to live in, if we could just be a little bigger, if we could be a little more like them. >> president clinton with george stephanopoulos, president clinton once as
Dec 10, 2013 6:30pm EST
festive spirit of the event. president obama joining the british and danish prime ministers in a selfie white president bush posed with bono of u 2. this may be the most controversial picture, president obama shaking hands with cuban president castro. moments later a sharp jab at repressive rulers like castro. >> there are too many leaders that claim solidarity but do not tolerate it from their own people. >> reporter: this was a family day, too. the entire mandela family here in mourning and celebration. on it went and no one seemed to want to leave to let go. >> we just have three more speakers -- >> reporter: archbishop desmond tutu, a friend of mandela tried to bring it to a close. >> i am not going to give you a blessing until all of you stand for the man. >> reporter: they did mostly and then carried with them the brightness of the celebration, the gift he gave them, freedom. the body of nelson mandela is going to lie in state for three days just over there in the government buildings. but today their mourning turned into dancing as the bible says and that unforgettable fee
Dec 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
american presidents past and present. today president and mrs. obama were seen boarding air force one and on board a kind of presidential car pool. former first lady, secretary hillary clinton and laura bush and former president george w. bush. on board the group sharing memories of mandela as all eyes turned toward johannesburg and the service now just hours away. abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran is there. >> reporter: doves released into the skies outside nelson mandela's home today, a fitting tribute for a great man of peace. in johannesburg, meanwhile, it was all business. workers prepping the fnb stadium, capacity 94,000, for the massive memorial service taking place here tomorrow. security preparations are intense, and with good reason. the world has never seen a gathering of leaders like this one. flying in from more than 90 countries, from argentina to pakistan, trinidad to china, including four u.s. presidents, obama, who has been chosen to speak tomorrow and three of his predecessors which has the american ambassador here scrambling. >> the president went wheels
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